Industry Updates

All the latest news, advice and industry updates from the cruise lines and travel operators during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Viking Jupiter

Here’s what you can expect from Viking.TV this week

Check out the latest virtual offerings on the weekly schedule from Viking.TV. Since news of sailing restrictions and lockdowns, Viking has been one of the leading cruise lines in offering exciting virtual experiences for their...
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas

Everything you need to know about Royal Caribbean’s free trial cruises

Following the new Conditional Framework Order for sailing in the U.S., Royal Caribbean is looking for volunteers for free trial cruises. Royal Caribbean International previously hinted at a call out for volunteers to test trial...
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CDC drops ‘No Sail’ order in U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dropped its "No Sail" order in favour of a new Framework for Conditional Sailing Order. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S....
Viking Cruises' Viking Star in New York

Viking announces completion of first at-sea PCR testing laboratory

Viking has announced the completion of the first ever PCR laboratory at sea on board the Viking Star. Viking has completed installation of the first full-scale PCR laboratory at sea. This new onboard facility – an industry first...

Princess Cruises advances transition of two ships to P&O Cruises Australia

Princess Cruises has officially announced the transfer of Golden Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. The cruise line has also accelerated the transition of another ship, Star Princess, to the Australian company. Premium cruise line, Princess...
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Life after lockdown: Onboard the MSC Grandiosa

Now that sailings have resumed, take a peek inside the ship to see what life is like onboard the MSC Grandiosa after lockdown.  Since MSC Grandiosa resumed sailing on the 16th August there has been...
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Carnival Cruise Line announces further cancellations and sailing suspensions

The Carnival cruise line has announced it will be extending its sailing suspension and cruise cancellations until the end of September 2020. Carnival has made the decision to bring about more cancellations and increase its...
Royal Caribbean International Rhapsody of the Seas

Cruise lines offer uplifting virtual experiences during coronavirus pandemic

From Viking.TV to Royal Caribbean's Virtual of the Seas, discover the cruise lines offering virtual experiences to keep spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. While we may be confined to our houses for the time...
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Cruise With Confidence: the latest cancellation policy updates

Aerial view of the Caribbean Sea © iStock For anyone unsure about booking a cruise holiday in the current climate the cruise industry is taking measures to ensure consumers feel as confident as possible with...

Viking extends suspension of all cruises until July 2020

Viking was the first cruise line to temporarily suspend operations of our river and ocean cruises. However, As the situation regarding COVID-19 has worsened and the global impact of the pandemic has become clearer,...

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